10 Style Tips for the Fall: How to Wear a Poncho

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The poncho has long been a practical clothing staple, but it’s back and trendier than ever this season. We love cute ponchos for a lot of different reasons, but mostly because they can be styled in endless fresh and fun ways.

From getting dressed up for date night to chilling out for a lazy day on the couch, here are our favorite style tips for how to wear a poncho this fall.

1. Give off the coziest autumn vibes by layering your poncho over a sweater.

There’s nothing snugglier than layering a few sweaters over one another, especially on days when you’ll be spending a good amount of time outside in the chill of autumn. The key to making this look work is to pick a slim sweater in a solid color for your underlayer so that you don’t distract from the poncho.

2. Combine a printed poncho with jeans and black booties for a relaxed outfit that’s still cute enough for pumpkin picking.

One of our favorite tips for how to wear booties in the fall is to style them with a poncho. When you’re getting ready for outdoor activities, comfort is especially important, but you want to make sure that you still look great, too! 

3. Step into some strappy sandals to transition into the season in style.

On sunny days when you’re not quite ready to make the full shift into fall mode, pair your poncho with simple black pants and strappy sandals for a look that keeps you cool without looking out of season.

4. Relax and unwind in comfy leggings and slippers.

If you’re spending the day cozied up on the couch, you don’t have to sacrifice looking super cute just for the sake of comfort. Boutique leggings come in all sorts of colors, textures and patterns nowadays and are the perfect complement to a neutral-colored poncho. Finish the look with some scuff slippers and settle in for movie night.

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5. Play with silhouettes by pairing your poncho with some slouchy boyfriend jeans.

Just because ponchos are flowy and slouchy doesn’t mean that you always have to style them with slim fit pants. In fact, boyfriend jeans make for a really fresh alternative. Complete your outfit with a pair of black mules or even pointy toe pumps for a dressier look.

6. Go boho with a striped poncho and a wide brim hat.

    Ponchos can give off major traveler vibes, especially when styled with a large, wide brim hat. Lace-up booties and blue jeans make for a look that is just as nice for a camping trip as it will look in your Instagram pics!

    7. Get adorable for date night in a flirty poncho with sleek, black over the knee boots.

    You can so wear a poncho for a fun night out! A printed style looks downright romantic when paired with some cute boots. Dress it up with some stylish accessories like hoop earrings and an envelope clutch, and style your hair into glossy waves for a really sweet touch.

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    8. Add some *prep* to your step by wearing your poncho over a collared shirt.

    While a poncho might naturally feel a little bit rugged, styling it with a collared shirt is an unexpected preppy twist. Complete the look with a cushioned headband, a crossbody bag and some pointy toe flats for an outfit that feels like something an off-duty model would wear.

    9. Layer with a scarf for extra chilly days when you’re not ready to commit to a full jacket just yet.

    When it’s cool out but you don’t want to put on a whole jacket, a poncho and an infinity scarf are usually all you need to keep warm while looking cool. Cute boots and a cup of cocoa are all you need for a football game or beachside bonfire.

    10. Bring some artsy NYC flavor to your look with an all-black ensemble.

    It’s kind of like an unwritten rule that New Yorkers have to wear all-black. A fringed poncho is a great way to add some texture to an otherwise simple outfit. Add some big sunglasses and a crossbody bag for the ultimate city chic outfit.

    Punchy Ponchos

    If we were to list our favorite cute fall outfits 2020, looks with ponchos would all be really close to the top! We love how versatile this piece is, and how it can transform any look into something that feels both sophisticated and cozy all at once.